M101032: Deployment Manager for Managed Devices 8.4 reboot hotfix


This patch modifies the behavior of reboot.exe so that the window can be forced to top during any initial postpone cycles. This feature was previously only available during the final countdown phase of the reboot window process.

The value of the preference RebootForceWindowToTop is now checked when showing the window at the start of each postpone cycle. When the preference has the value of True, the window is forced to be the top most window, and can't be hidden by other windows. The window can still be hidden until the next postpone cycle begins if required by the user, using the 'Postpone' button.


To install, run:

MgsKB101032.exe or

msiexec /l*v %TEMP%\MgsKB101032.log /qb- /p MgsKB101032.msp REINSTALL=ALL MGSPATCHFIRST=TRUE MGSPATCHLAST=TRUE

Use the additional msiexec parameter REBOOT=ReallySuppress to suppress any reboot at the time of patch installation.

Uninstallation is only possible on Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2003 SP1, or later platforms, or on earlier platforms running Windows Installer 3.0 or later.


Changes made by installing this patch

  • Installs reboot.exe in [INSTALLDIR]\Launcher (file version
  • Sets the registry entry HKLM\SOFTWARE\ManageSoft Corp\ManageSoft\Patches\KB101032 =


Problems fixed by this patch

  • 76538 Reboot prompt not always being on top


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